Multiplication Secrets

An alternative method to multiplying 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number without using a calculator

Dear Parents,

Does your child struggle with learning, remembering and retrieving multiplication facts when performing multiplication computations? Does the struggle get greater when working with big numbers? Ever wondered if there is an alternative way to make the multiplication task easier?

Let’s consider a different approach that can produce the same result – ADDITION

Addition involves only two skills – adding on and renaming.

Since students learn best when things are made visual and hands-on, get them to make their own set of multiplication table strips and empower them to get their multiplication computations correct whether multiplying 1-digit numbers or bigger numbers.